Saturday, March 3, 2012

Rifts Miniatures on the Horizon?

BIG NEWS! Over on the Palladium Books website, Kevin is talking about Rifts miniatures... the old ones back in production again, the release of brand new miniatures, and the possibility of a Rifts miniatures game. Specifically, he said:
I met with Carmen Bellaire on Monday and Wednesday to discuss the re-release of out of print Rifts® miniatures like the Glitter Boy, Cyborgs and Coalition Soldiers, as well as a dozen new, NEVER BEFORE RELEASED Rifts® miniatures. We’ll probably be releasing these as single figures at around $6-$7 each.
Rifts® (and Robotech®?) Miniatures. Carmen Bellaire and I also continue to discuss the feasibility of releasing a Rifts® and/or Robotech® miniatures game even if it’s on a limited basis to start. Let us know whether you might be interested in such products.
In addition to Carmen’s efforts, Palladium has been approached by two different people about making a Robotech® miniatures game. We are currently entertaining the possibilities.
You can find the rest of the update here.

In my humble opinion, this is HUGE. I've been struggling to find decent miniatures to use for Rifts games for ages. I even posted about using Star Wars miniatures for Rifts back in 2009. The idea that there will be new official miniatures coming soon is great by itself... but the idea of an actual Rifts miniatures game just puts the whole thing over the top. Personally, I'd love to see Palladium Books partner with WizKids for some plastic minis and some game mechanics similar to HeroClix. That might be a stretch, but I'm a big fan of pre-painted plastic miniatures.

Kevin, you mentioned letting you know if we are interested in these products. Consider this post my display of interest. I know this blog isn't as high profile as a lot of others out there, but if Palladium Books can get some new miniatures on the market, I would be glad... no, I would be honored to showcase them here.

Now that I think about it, I still need to finish painting my line walker mini... I think I'll work on that some next weekend...

5 comments:

  1. This is pretty cool news. Some of the old sculpts are pretty good (I do like that line-walker), but some of them are real stinkers - let's hope the new miniatures have a little more consistent quality. If they are getting new sculpts I'm sure that won't be a problem as there is a ton of talent out there who I'm sure would be itching to work with that property.

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    1. Indeed... there were some stinkers in the old sets. However, I never bought a pack that didn't include at least one figure that looked great, and that issue will be solved with the new releases because they'll only be sold in single-figure packs.

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  2. I'm now trying to paint some of the old minis, but separate parts just doesn't seem to glue. Any ideas to join them? Thanks.

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    1. Pinning works... try this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KHkRKgqYdc

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    2. Are you serious? I even don't have a drill like that and my nimble fingers won't let me do that! I'll try again with super-glue! ;D

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